Welcome to Lyon Township, located in the beautiful state of Michigan. Lyon Township is a charter township in Oakland County with a population of 14,545 as of the 2010 census. There are three communities within this township: South Lyon which is located on the west side, New Hudson, and Kensington. Although the population of Kensington was literally wiped out after the construction of I-96 and Kensington Metro Park, Michigan still recognizes the spot as an unincorporated community at Grand River Ave. on Kent Lake. New Hudson is also recognized as an unincorporated community. This charter township has a land area of 31.3 square miles and 0.6 square miles of water area.
Back in 1830 two gentlemen from New York; Russell Alvord and Daniel Richards purchased a 40 acre land deed signed by President Andrew Jackson. The two men decided to open an Inn called the “Old Tavern”. The tavern was a changing point for the stage coach line known as the New Hudson Station. In 1834 a stage line post office was formed, and nine years later a government post office was established. Russell Alvord platted the community in 1837.
Two main industries located in Lyon Township are: Testek Inc. and Bielomatik, Inc. Testek, located in the Quadrants Research Park, was formed in 1969 by a group of engineers. Testek builds custom test equipment for aerospace, industrial and alternative energy industries. Located in the Lyon Industrial Research Park, Bielomatik designs and builds plastic welding machinery for the automotive market.
Most recently, Pratt & Miller Engineering located in New Hudson was named as one of the top workplaces in the State of Michigan by Workplace Dynamics.
The newest business in Lyon Township is Grand River Medical, who recently opened their doors on November 14, 2014.
With sections of the township attending South Lyon Community Schools there are 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. For more information you can log on to South Lyon Community Schools website at: http://www.slcs.us/ .
The three communities within this charter township are close knit and enjoy many year round festivities with other residents and visitors. With the holidays approaching there will be many fun events for the entire family. Take the family to the Cool Yule on the first Saturday in December for a day of fun events including the Candy Cane Hunts. There’s no shortage of fun as the adults can enjoy the art and craft show, activities at the Historic Village, parade of lights, and more!
South Lyon is one of the three communities within Lyon Township and offers residents a place to play golf, spend a day at a park, go sledding, play ball, or spend a day unwinding with a fishing pole and some bait.
Living in Lyon Township also means you’re not too far away from other major hubs of the Metro Detroit area. Major highways give easy access to Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Downtown Detroit.
Lastly, let’s not forget the charm that all three communities add to Lyon Township. Once you visit this quaint charter community, you may never want to leave- the only question you’ll have to ask yourself is why would you?
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